The Latest From the Gross Foods Arms Race: Philly Pretzel Factory’s New Cheesesteak Pretzel


Food chains across the country seem to have taken This is Why You’re Fat to heart. First there was the Double Down, sandwiching bacon-and-cheese between fried chicken, and then IHOP’s Stackers, smooshing together pancakes and cheesecake.

The latest in the greasy fast food arms race is being introduced today at Philly Pretzel Factory–a mash-up of pretzel and cheesesteak.

The cheesesteak pretzel looks like your average over-sized twisty treat, but it’s stuffed with ground beef, onions, and cheese. Early adopters seem excited that it’s easier to eat than a traditional cheesesteak–an innovation in easy delivery of meat and cheese to mouth, a/k/a the American dream.

The only Philly Pretzel Factory in the five boroughs is on Staten Island (1200 Hylan Boulevard), but there are also branches in Newark and Jersey City. The Staten Island store confirmed that they have the cheesesteak pretzels in stock, and they will give them away for free next Monday the 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.